prosopopoeia
[ proh-soh-puh-pee-uh ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Mid 16th century; Greek via Latin from Greek prosōpopoiia, from prosōpon ‘person’ + poiein ‘to make’
Synonyms
  • realization
Antonyms
  • disorganization
Definition
personification, as of inanimate things
Example
In the childrens book, the knife and the spoon were deployed as prosopopoeia, the two evil forces taking over the kitchen.
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